Originally Posted by ipoetry
As I age I have become more and more sensitive to the needs of people and not animals. Sorry, there are two-legged life forms all around me in need of a helping hand or a kind word. I don't expect this to be a popular post but I'm growing tired of people posting sad dog eyes on facebook for their profile pics and treating pets like they're grandkids. Road kill is just that... a rodent that ran out in front of an oncoming vehicle and got squashed. It doesn't affect my day. I just ride on with my head filled with with heavy thoughts, pondering the fate of so many elders who are faced with incurable diagnoses, who are trying to make a dollar stretch until tomorrow, and who are in pain and alone in this world. CRUNCH.. what was that I just hit? A squirrel? And how would a smashed squirrel ruin my day in the scheme of things?
Even God notes the fall of a sparrow. I am not a religious person, but I believe all life deserves respect and acknowledgement of its passing, even if it is only to avert your eyes and think "poor creature" when you pass road kill. Reading these posts has made me feel much better about myself. I am not alone in feeling the way I do.
Sad news is that my baby robin didn't make it. Yes, I mourn his passing. The good news is that I am starting as a "baby bird feeder" at the wildlife facility where I took him. I will be able to save more baby birds and this makes me happy. No apologies for that!